South Dundas receives $50,000 grant for Asset Management

Above, South Dundas Municipal building. Smith photo, Nation Valley News

SOUTH DUNDAS — The Municipality of South Dundas has received a $50,000 grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The announcement, made on November 20, will be used for a Road Needs Study and the purchase of Asset Management Software. The municipality applied for the funding in April 2018.

FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program stream provides funding for Canadian municipalities to make informed infrastructure investment decisions based on sound asset management practices.

“The Road Needs Study will provide a clear definition and inventory of all municipal roads,” explained Jeff Hyndman, Director of Transportation.

The study will establish such parameters as the surface condition, traffic, geometry, drainage, surface type, improvement history, and maintenance classification for each road section. It will also inform Council on the existing condition and needs of the road system.

The asset management software will be used to efficiently manage and optimize the asset portfolio. Asset Management Plans are mandatory for municipalities under the Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act, 2015.

“This funding announcement is very positive for our community and will help with the long-term budgeting and maintenance of our road infrastructure,” added Hyndman.

About the Canadian Federation of Municipalities

FCM has been the national voice of Municipal government since 1901. Members include Canada’s largest cities, small urban and rural communities, and 20 provincial and territorial municipal associations.

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